Telemedicine and e-Health is the foremost international peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of cutting-edge telemedicine and telehealth applications around the world. This journal is an essential academic resource that exemplifies how telemedicine and e-health alternatives can aid in controlling international pandemics
The spread of COVID-19 represents the critical need for immediate and effective global telemedicine and telehealth preparedness, collaboration, and management strategies. The CDC recently released interim guidance emphasizing the need for exploring "alternatives to face-to-face triage and visits," such as "identifying staff to conduct telephonic and telehealth interactions with patients."
Telemedicine and e-Health publishes vital academic research that addresses, answers, and highlights how we can prevent a global outbreak such as the COVID-19 coronavirus using telemedicine techniques.
“Telemedicine has proven invaluable to provide access to care when distance has been a barrier to definitive care. We are now confronted by a pandemic which drives people to overwhelm healthcare facilities and where medical attention in crowded facilities may serve as a dreadful enabler to the spread for a highly contagious agent.” Says Ronald C. Merrell, MD, FATA, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the journal. “In a secure, monitored, and managed environment, the home could become the primary site of isolation, diagnosis and management through easily implemented telemedicine and telehealth technologies. Caregivers can be instructed, informed, supported and managed. Let us seize this opportunity to learn and to serve!”
“As the world comes to grasps with the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus, innovation and technology can be brought to patients in their home rather than the patient coming to a public place and spreading the disease,” Says Professor Charles Doarn, MBA, Editor-in-Chief of the journal. “New telemedicine and telehealth technologies are essential in controlling the spread of this disease. Telemedicine and e-Health is an essential resource of published academic research related to advancements in the field specifically designed to control for these risks.”